David J. Kjaer
Full Stack Developer

Highly-skilled, full stack developer with over twenty-two years of experience in programming which includes seventeen years of creating innovative web applications in a wide variety of languages and frameworks.

Professional Experience

June 2004 - Present

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Full Stack Developer

Develop web and desktop applications for processing financial transactions, accumulating market data, distributing reports and interacting between applications remotely. Setup and maintain servers, desktops, firewalls, WIFI and all network hardware. Configure and administer database, IIS, Active Directory, FTP, RDP, Citrix and source control servers. Administer cloud-based services such as SharePoint, Office 365 and Azure. Interface programmatically with cloud-based systems. Created a separate website using WordPress for showcasing a rental property. Manage team code using Bitbucket, GitHub and Subversion. Manage projects with JIRA Agile.

April 1998 - June 2004

Winrep Software

Member of a team responsible for developing and maintaining a desktop CRM. Later played a key role transitioning the desktop CRM to a web-based interface. The resulting application was featured in a two-part article published in the July and August 2003 editions of Agency Sales Magazine. Managed team code with VSS. Developed ColdFusion server add-ons using C++.

June 1992 - April 1998

Mereen-Johnson Machine Company
Electrical Controls Engineer

Worked as drafter/designer for three years. After being promoted to engineer position in 1995, designed electrical and hydraulic systems for production woodworking machinery used in manufacturing environments. Programmed servo drive systems using C, designed PLC systems and interfaced programmatically with various switches, sensors and other devices. Traveled the country performing installations and electrical maintenance on industrial machines. Designed a groundbreaking CNC Tenoner that was completely controlled by software which I created. Performed presentations showcasing our new machines and technologies at trade shows.


1990 - 1992

Minneapolis Drafting School
Associate of Applied Science

Studied electrical/mechanical drafting and design using drawing board and AutoCAD. Graduated in 1992.

1985 - 1987

Thief River Falls Area Vocational Technical Institute
Certificate of Occupational Proficiency

Studied electronics including semiconductor theory, digital circuit design and electronic theory. Graduated in 1987.


Web and desktop interfaces. RESTful APIs. MVC and n-Tier. LINQ, Entity Framework
SQL Server/Azure and MySQL, stored procs, indices, triggers
jQuery, AngularJS, AJAX
Bootstrap, Responsive CSS, SCSS, SASS
Versions 2.7 and 3.5, data mining, web scraping
Image enhancement, interface controls, logos and web optimization
Microsoft Azure Admin
Web apps, VM, SQL, Oauth, Azure AD
Network Admin
Firewall configuration, DNS, DHCP, IIS, Citrix, RDP
Windows Domain
AD, Group Policies
Other Languages
PHP, ColdFusion, C++, Delphi, VB

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